Sunday, October 25, 2020
Home Uncategorized Maoists commemorate slain leaders with landmine blast, one killed

Maoists commemorate slain leaders with landmine blast, one killed

New Delhi: A landmine blast triggered by Maoists in the Kanker district of Chattisgarh left one police personnel dead and another jawan critically injured on Wednesday.

Interestingly, the attack occurred on the first day of the Peoples’ Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week. The Communist Party if India (Maoist) had urged all their comrades to observe the week. The ultra outfit is observing the PLGA week from today till December 8 to commemorate their leaders  were killed during different operations against security forces.

The blast rattled the area during a joint drive by the Border Security Force (BSF)  and the Kanker.

The Maoist triggered the blast when the joint force was cordoning a forest area in Markanar village 300 kms from north Bastar.

Immediate reinforcement was rushed to the spot. Despite two personnel bejng airlifted and shifted to Raipur for treatment, assistant constable Baijuram Potai succumbed to his injuries.  Reportedly, Santram Netam is also critical.

Security was beefed up in the area. Joint forces have initiated a combing operation to nab the rebels.

The extremist outfit had chalked out a plan to observe the week and bolster their organisational strength. Meetings and discussions were held to review their operational prowess. They also carried out rallies to spread anti-government propaganda across the Bastar district. Notably, the outfit was also on a recruitment drive to increase the number of cadres.

Intelligence reports suggested that the Maoists are contemplating on carrying out massive scale subversive activities and attack security forces.

The outlawed outfit had ambushed a team of Special Task Force (STF), killing one personnel in Darbha region in tribal Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in August this year.

Bastar is considered as a Maoist bastion and this attack testifies the claim.

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) had earlier carried out a deadly attack killing frontline Congress leaders in 2013.

Though the activities of the outfit had considerably toned down but the current attack clearly reveals their activeness in the region.

(With inputs from agencies)




Most Popular

Indian Women Prone to More Aggressive Breast Cancer at Younger Age

In a major US study, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more...

How to Prepare a Successful Vacation Rental in 5 Easy Steps

Maximize your vacation rental by discovering essential steps for increasing bookings, providing a quality stay, and earning positive reviews.  Follow these 5 easy steps prepare...

Popular Games Millennials Are Playing Post Pubg Ban

While PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG, is currently banned in India and despite several attempts by the game lovers to somehow play it...

B’Town Stars In Digital Edition Of Lakme Fashion Week

The digital edition of the Lakme Fashion Week saw B'Town stars like Sonakshi Sinha, Ishaan Khattar, Radhika Madan, Diana Penty, and Aparshakti Khurana turn...

Dussehra 2020: India Celebrates The Victory Of Good Over Evil With Vijaya Dashami

India is known as the land of festivals, and the festive season starts as soon as the calendar reaches October. One of the most...

Stars and Planets Grow Up Together, says Study

In a unique study, astronomers have found compelling evidence that the planets begin forming while stars are still infants and they grow up together...

Diana Penty Talks About Digitalizing Fashion Shows

In a day and age where most things are digital and everything has moved online, one would imagine the same to be the case...

New AI Predicts Risks of Developing Acute Kidney Injury

A new artificial-intelligence-based tool can help clinicians predict which hospitalized patients face a high risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI), say, researchers, including...

Recent Comments